The following email was sent out this morning. Apparently the LA County Department of Public Works is going ahead with destruction of the Arcadia Woodlands – chain saws scheduled to start on Wednesday.
From: Joshua Link
Date: 1/7/2011, 11:17 AM.
Heads up… see the forwarded message below.
Quick background: As part of the 30-day moratorium, the L.A. County Department of Public Works was asked to complete a report on possible alternatives to the current “preferred alternative” (and to report on further community input). Unsurprisingly, it looks like they are holding their ground.
I just spoke to Cam Stone. He said he spoke to Matt Burch (editor of the Arcadia Patch) who apparently spoke with a DPW spokesperson last night. To summarize, they are saying the project is moving forward and that they made no errors during the EIR process (despite the incredible lack of communication). Chainsaws are scheduled for next Wednesday! Janette Williams (Star News) and Louis Sahagun (L.A. Times) apparently received the same message. I am trying to get my hands on a copy of the report (it was supposed to be made available online, not yet though).
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors should review this. It is not yet on their agenda for the 11th (this Tuesday), see attached. It is critical that as many voices as possible know about and speak out on this. Please feel free to pass this along.
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ASLA | RLA | LEED AP———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Cam Stone email@example.com>Date: Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM
Subject: ALERT! PROJECT RESUMES AND CHAINSAWS ARRIVE THIS COMING WEDNESDAY!All:I am sorry to report that the DPW’s report to the Board of Supervisors states that they have done everything correctly and plan to resume the project and destroy the Arcadia Woodlands starting this coming Wednesday, January 12.The report to my knowledge is still not available on-line. If someone finds it, please send everyone the link to it.I am in shock.